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Why 2017 Budget is Flawed


The many flaws in the 2017 budget presented to the joint session of the National Assembly has been revealed in this compelling piece. First, let me tell Mr. President right away that if he hopes to grow the economy out of recession in 2017, the appropriation bill submitted recently at ...

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I could’ve defeated Trump – Obama


Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama said he could have defeated Republican Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election if he had run against him. Obama told his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for the “The Axe Files” podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of ...

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No enough fund for foreign missions, Buhari laments


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday regretted that the fund available to run the nation’s missions abroad will not be as robust as his administration would want until the economic situation improves. He has therefore charged the nation’s ambassadors-designate to learn to “do more with less.” According to a statement by ...

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How Russian Hackers Helped Trump Win 2016 US Presidential Election


New details has surfaced how Russian President Vladimir Putin worked with hackers to help Donald Trump win the US Presidential election. Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the U.S. presidential election and turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to ...

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President Buhari Presents 2017 Budget To National Assembly


Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has presented the 2017 appropriation bill to a joint session of the National Assembly. The President gave the assurance that there will be no such thing as budget padding in the document. He condemned what he termed injecting rogue projects and figures into the financial document, ...

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Rivers rerun: DSP, orderly beheaded, 5 policemen missing


••• Wike accuses soldiers, police of killing, ballot snatching From Molly Kilete, Abuja, Chris Anucha and Tony John, Port Harcourt The Nigerian Army, disclosed, yesterday, how Deputy Superintendent of Police, Alkali Mohammed, of Mobile Police Unit 48 and his orderly, were beheaded “by suspected political thugs” during the legislative rerun ...

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2017 proposed budget credible – Ekiti Speaker


The Ekiti House of Assembly on Wednesday referred the state’s 2017 Appropriation Bill to its Committee on Finance and Appropriation. The Speaker of the House, Mr. Kola Oluwawole, commended the governor over the proposal, saying it was inspirational. He said, “You will discover that the budget touches every area of ...

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APC Members Massively Defect to PDP Because of Buhari


The 2019 presidency race might have taken off too early with some northerners leaving the ruling party because of an alleged under-performance by President Muhammadu Buhari. Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Jigawa State have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in large number over what they ...

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Yahya Jammeh: devout and erratic leader of The Gambia


Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated in this week’s poll, seized power in a 1994 coup and clung to office for 22 years with a blend of severity, mysticism and iron-clad self-belief. “No matter what people say about me, I am not moved… I don’t listen to anybody because ...

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